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Isaac S Storm

Author : Erik Larson
ISBN : 9780307874092
Genre : History
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At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time.

The Whispering Roots

Author : Cecil Day Lewis
ISBN : CHI:12293773
Genre : English poetry
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New York Court Of Appeals Records And Briefs

Author : New York (State). Court of Appeals.
ISBN : LLMC:NYAYVQY89504
Genre : Law
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Volume contains: 48 NY 143 (McKenzie v. Smith) 48 NY 173 (Fonda v. Sage) 48 NY 188 (Tillotson v. Wolcott) 48 NY 193 (Thomas v. Bartow) 48 NY 193 (Stickney v. Bartow) 48 NY 232 (Miller v. Knox) 48 NY 415 (Pitcher v. Hennesey) 48 NY 660 (Day v. Monteath) 48 NY 660 (Marshall v. N.Y. C. R.R. Co.) 48 NY 661 (Gibbs v. Van Buren) 48 NY 661 (Hadden v. Dimick) 48 NY 662 (Tanner v. Hills) 48 NY 662 (Strong v. Tyson) 48 NY 663 (Wayne & O. Coll. Inst. v. Blackmar) 48 NY 679 (Cole v. N.Y C. R.R. Co.) Unreported Case (Dwight v. St. John)

Ecocritical Explorations In Literary And Cultural Studies

Author : Patrick D. Murphy
ISBN : 9780739131756
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Ecocritical Explorations, Patrick D. Murphy explores environmental literature and environmental cultural issues through both theoretical and applied criticism. He engages with the concepts of referentiality, simplicity, the nation state, and virtual reality in the first section of the book, and then goes on to interrogate these issues in contemporary environmental literature, both American and international. He concludes his argument with a discussion of the larger frames of family dynamics and un-natural disasters, such as hurricanes and global warming, ending with a chapter on the integration of scholarship and pedagogy in the classroom, with reference to his own teaching experiences. Murphy's study provides a wide ranging discussion of contemporary literature and cultural phenomena through the lens of ecological literary criticism, giving attention to both theoretical issues and applied critiques. In particular, he looks at popular literary genres, such as mystery and science fiction, as well as actual disasters and disaster scenarios. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies is a timely contribution to ecological literary criticism and an insightful look into how we represent our relationship with the environment.

History Of The School Of The Collegiate Reformed Dutch Church In The City Of New York From 1633 To 1883

Author : Collegiate Church School (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : HARVARD:AH5VNE
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Monthly Weather Review

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Journal Of The Senate Of The General Assembly Of The State Of Illinois

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Proceedings Of The Grand Lodge Of Illinois Annual Convention

Author : Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Grand Lodge of Illinois
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Official Record Of Proceedings Of Convention Of The Supreme Lodge Knights Of Pythias

Author : Knights of Pythias. Supreme Lodge
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Journal Of The Senate Of The General Assembly

Author : Illinois. General Assembly. Senate
ISBN : UCAL:B2999498
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Illinois Newspaper Directory

Author : Illinois Press Association
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Diagnostic Report Of The National Hurricane Center

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Genre : Hurricanes
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Storm World

Author : Chris C. Mooney
ISBN : 9780151012879
Genre : Science
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Uses scientific evidence from the 2006 hurricane season to study the link between global warming and the ferocity of hurricanes and explores the influence of the media and politicians on commonly held ideas about climate change.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : HARVARD:32044107589384
Genre : Law
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Reports Of Cases Determined In The Appellate Courts Of Illinois

Author : Illinois. Appellate Court
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National Printer Journalist

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Fifty Years Of Service

Author : Sparks College
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The Ims Ayer Directory Of Publications

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Shelby County In The World War

Author : Shelby County War Historians
ISBN : NYPL:33433081821666
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Isaac S Storm

Author : Erik Larson
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